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Frank Miller Papers Edit




  • 1951 - 1983 (Creation)
  • 1960-1980 (Creation)


  • 9.25 linear feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Editorial cartoonist for the Des Moines Register. 100 original drawings, cartoons with over-lays and color processes, engraving printing plates, correspondence, photos and other papers.

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers of Frank Miller, editorial cartoonist for the Des Moines Register are organized into four series: I: correspondence and related documents; II: a group of editorial cartoons with color overlays; III: a large number of actual (metal) engraved printing plates for Miller's cartoons; and IV: a group of printed cartoons (mostly 8 x 10 inches and larger) listed on a linked page.

    Three indexes accompany this collection: A list of Library of Congress subject headings used to describe the cartoons in this collection; a list of personal names of persons appearing in the cartoons; and a chronological list of cartoon titles and captions that have been fully or partially dated to publication.

    The first index should be read as follows: Title / Date (YYMMDD) / Published in / Description / Notes / SUBJECTS(S).

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research. Copies of materials cannot be made without the express written permission of a representative of the Des Moines Register, except in cases of dissertation, thesis, or other scholarly work.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

  • Physical Access Requirements

    The University of Iowa Libraries supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with donors, and it may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-paper-based materials.

  • Method of Acquisition

    These materials were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by the Des Moines Register in 1985.

  • Preferred Citation

    Frank Miller Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

  • Related Materials

    Frank Miller: Cartoons As Commentary : Three Decades at the Register. Des Moines, Iowa: Des Moines Register, 1983. Location: SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (UI MAIN Library), Iowa Authors Collection. Call number: F621 .M46 1983.